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Wednesday, October 6th, 2021


Climate Action: Education Roundtable Focusses on need for universities to play a bigger role

ISLAMABAD, OCT 6 /DNA/ – The British Council together with the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan on Wednesday hosted a roundtable entitled “Education for climate action: How universities can steer the climate crisis.” The higher education sector is enabling the world to understand the impact of climate change on the environment. However, there is still a long way to go before policy and citizen action catch up with the scientific evidence of what is happening to the world’s climate. As the country that is fifth most affected by climateRead More

World’s press, book publishers and journalists condemn plan for strict control over media

KARACHI, OCT 6 /DNA/ – The World Association of News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), the International Publishers Association (IPA), and the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) call on Pakistani authorities to retract plans to establish the ‘Pakistan Media Development Authority’ (PMDA) that risks placing strict state control over all media. Under the pretence of “simplifying procedures and fighting disinformation”, the proposed changes to current frameworks aim to centralise under a single authority all regulations pertaining to any media. The PMDA would replace existing media regulatory bodies and would oversee “films, electronic, printRead More

Govt wants to promote religious tourism in Pakistan, says Ghazala Saifi

ISLAMABAD, OCT 6 /DNA/ – Gandhara festival at Texila Museum, Taxila was held to highlight and showcase the significance of Gandhara Civilization, art, culture and artifacts. The event was organized/set up by Center for Culture and Development (C2D) along with the Punjab Archaeology Department to support and promote the theme Project of the Punjab Government aiming “Protection & Promotion of Cultural Heritage of Punjab through Sustainable Tourism and Economic Growth. The UNESCO Pakistan is a leading partner of the project and extending expertise and technical support to the Government ofRead More

Govt is cognizant of impact of inflation on the poor: PM

ISLAMABAD, OCT 6 /DNA/ – SAPM on Poverty Alleviation Dr. Sania Nishtar briefed the Prime Minister on provision of targeted subsidies to the eligible families under the umbrella of Ehsaas program. The Prime Minister said that the Government is cognizant of the problems faced by the poor due to inflation. It is for this purpose that targeted subsidies should be provided to the under-privileged segments of the society, said the Prime Minister.The Prime Minister said that Kamyab Pakistan, Sehat Sahulat Cards and Ehsaas are the flagship programs of the government aimedRead More

Utmost efforts a must for Pakistan to join global tech race: President

ISLAMABAD, Oct 6: President Dr Arif Alvi Wednesday said that it required utmost efforts for Pakistan to join the global race of technology which would also guarantee future national economic development.The president, addressing the launching ceremony of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) pilot project, said the children’s motivation towards science education would create actual wealth for the country which would later support the industry and IT sector too.Under the umbrella of Ministry of Science and Technology, the Pakistan Science Foundation is executing the STEM’s first phase project under PSDP program.Read More

CDA utilizing modern tree transplanters to shift fully-grown trees under development project

ISLAMABAD, OCT 6 /DNA/ – The Capital Development Authority (CDA) is utilizing modern tree transplanters to shift fully-grown trees coming under the development of the RawalDam interchange. CDA has already committed in Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) Report that no tree will be chopped/cut falling in the project rather these will be transplanted to alternative site in the vacinity. In this context,      trees being transplanted were either in the median strips or in the vicinity of project where construction work is being carried out. The tree transplanter has been acquiredRead More